Indian cricket team in the West Indies in 1970–71

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Indian cricket team in West Indies in 1971
Date 5 February – 19 April 1971
Location West Indies Cricket Board West Indies
Result India won the 5-Test series 1–0
Teams
 West Indies  India
Captains
Garry Sobers Ajit Wadekar
Most runs
Garry Sobers (597)
Charlie Davis (529)
Rohan Kanhai (433)
Sunil Gavaskar (774)
Dilip Sardesai (642)
Eknath Solkar (224)
Most wickets
Jack Noreiga (17)
Garry Sobers (12)
John Shepherd (7)
Srinivas Venkataraghavan (22)
Bishan Singh Bedi (15)
Erapalli Prasanna (11)

The India national cricket team toured the West Indies during the 1970–71 cricket season. They played five Test matches against the West Indian cricket team, with India winning the series 1–0.

The series can be deemed as a landmark in Indian cricket in many ways. This was India's first ever test victory and test series victory over the West Indies. It was also their first victory in West Indies. The series marked the international debut for the batting maestro Sunil Gavaskar and he scored heavily in this series, including four test centuries and a double century. He would go on to serve India for almost 17 more years.

Test matches[edit]

1st Test[edit]

18–23 February 1971
Sccorecard
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387 (158.4 overs)
Dilip Sardesai 212
Vanburn Holder 4/60 (27.4 overs)
217 (93.5 overs)
Rohan Kanhai 56
Erapalli Prasanna 4/65 (33 overs)
385/5 (136 overs) (f/o)
Rohan Kanhai 158
Eknath Solkar 2/56 (22 overs)
Match drawn
Sabina Park, Kingston
Umpires: RG Gosein, D Sang Hue
  • West Indies won the toss and decided to field

2nd Test[edit]

6–10 March 1971
Scorecard
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214 (72.5 overs)
Charlie Davis 71
Erapalli Prasanna 4/54 (19.5 overs)
352 (157.4 overs)
Dilip Sardesai 112
Jack Noreiga 9/95 (49.4 overs)
261 (110.5 overs)
Roy Fredericks 80
Srinivas Venkataraghavan 5/95 (36 overs)
125/3 (49.4 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 67
Arthur Barrett 3/43 (8.4 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain
Umpires: RG Gosein, S Ishmael
  • West Indies won the toss and decided to bat

3rd Test[edit]

19–24 March 1971
Scorecard
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363 (158.2 overs)
Desmond Lewis 81
Srinivas Venkataraghavan 3/128 (59 overs)
376 (167.4 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 116
Garry Sobers 3/72 (43 overs)
307/3 d. (100 overs)
Charlie Davis 125
Bishan Singh Bedi 2/55 (26 overs)
123/0 (30 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 64
Lance Gibbs 0/4 (1 overs)
Match drawn
Bourda, Georgetown
Umpires: RG Gosein, FCP Kippins
  • West Indies won the toss and decided to bat

4th Test[edit]

1–6 April 1971
scorecard
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501/5 d. (171 overs)
Garry Sobers 178
Bishan Singh Bedi 2/124 (54 overs)
347 (125.4 overs)
Dilip Sardesai 150
Uton Dowe 4/69 (23 overs)
180/6 d. (43 overs)
Roy Fredericks 48
Abid Ali 3/70 (21 overs)
221/5 (103 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 117
Garry Sobers 2/31 (23 overs)
Match drawn
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Umpires: HBD Jordan, D Sang Hue
  • India won the toss and decided to field

5th Test[edit]

13–19 April 1971 (6-day match)
Scorecard
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360 (133.3 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 124
David Holford 3/68 (28.3 overs)
526 (216.3 overs)
Garry Sobers 132
Srinivas Venkataraghavan 4/100 (37.3 overs)
427 (197.4 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 220
Jack Noreiga 5/129 (53.4 overs)
165/8 (40 overs)
Clive Lloyd 64
Abid Ali 3/73 (15 overs)
Match drawn
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain
Umpires: RG Gosein, D Sang Hue
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

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